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Nawaz ECL Issue: Cabinet’s Sub-committee Meeting Underway

ISLAMABAD: The meeting of the federal cabinet’s sub-committee is underway to decide whether former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s name should be removed from the Exit Control List (ECL).

The sub-committee — comprising Law Minister Farogh Naseem as its chairman, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar and the interior secretary — will discuss the issue at its level and apprise Prime Minister Imran Khan about its recommendation after which the PM would take the final decision.

The sub-committee of the cabinet will take a decision on an application filed by the Leader of Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif, who wants his elder brother Nawaz Sharif to fly to London for better medical care.

Following the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) refusal to decide Nawaz Sharif’s ECL issue, the government on Monday decided that the matter would be settled in the federal cabinet meeting on Tuesday (today).

The NAB, which on Sunday had asked the interior ministry to provide the medical report of Nawaz Sharif, on Monday asked the government to decide the matter on its own.